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Bradford Ice Arena

19 Little Horton Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 0AD

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Opening Times

  • Monday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Monday 19:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Tuesday 19:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Thursday 19:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Friday 19:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 12:15.
  • Saturday 12:30 - 15:45.
  • Saturday 19:30 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 13:30.
  • Sunday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 19:30 - 22:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Bradford.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bradford Interchange.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 240cm (7ft 10in).

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Service Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead and to the left as you enter through the rear entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 13.
  • The lift is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the rear entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 122cm (4ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 132cm x 142cm (4ft 4in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • Staff will need to be contacted prior to arrival at the Ice Arena for use of this lift.

Reception (Box Office)

  • The desk/counter is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the service lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Counter (Skate Hire)

  • The counter is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The counter is on floor 10.
    • Level access to the counter is via the service lift.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building during certain events and activities.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the rear of the ice rink, leading to the far side of the ice rink.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • Rink-side seating is raised with one deep step. There are no designated wheelchair seating or viewing areas at the rink-side.
    • There is an uneven floor surface next to the rink due to waterproof matting.

Eating and Drinking (The Coffee Shop)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located to the right as you enter the ice arena from the service lift.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the service lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 67cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is fast food.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 56m (61yd 9in) from the service lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the box office.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 226cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to the coffee shop.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the service lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to the coffee shop.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the service lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.